this seems like such a silly question, but.........
How do you de-sensitize a horse to the wind?????
Here in kansas we deal with it most everyday, my horse was born and raised here, but she is almost un-managable when it is windy. I'm not talking a little breezy, but when it is blowing more than 15 mph. It is to the dangerous point!!
She will run the fenceline, buck, rear, and kick out at most anything that is near her, even things that normally don't bother her. I can't hardly get near her to even try to calm her.
That is the only common factor - the wind!!! I've been watching this for several days now, and monday it was blowing and I couldn't even get her to stand still for grooming, then on tuesday, it was calm, I groomed her and even rode her. No probs. Wednesday (yesterday) it was blowing again and there she was doing her fenceline running, snorting, bucking, etc.
I managed to go into the fence and feed her but nothing else. I know I should probably ignore her behavor and do my needed things, but i'm telling you, it is dangerous.
Any help here????